► According to Russia, Ukraine’s dirty bomb is in the “final stage”
Russia claimed to have entered Kiev on Monday, October 24, the 243rd day of the war in Ukraine. “end stage” of production “dirty bomb”, A claim that Moscow has been making since Sunday and that Ukraine and its Western allies have vehemently denied.
“According to the information we have, two Ukrainian organizations have specific instructions regarding the preparation of a dirty bomb. Their work has entered the final stage”Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, responsible for radioactive substances, chemical and biological products in the Russian army, said this in a press release.
“NATO allies reject this claim. Russia should not use this as an excuse for escalation.” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wrote on Twitter after a meeting with Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin and British Defense Minister Ben Wallace.
Russian Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov spoke about this with his American counterpart, General Mark Milli, on Monday. “dirty bomb”. The Russian and American Joint Chiefs of Staff are discussing the conflict in Ukraine for the first time since May 19. On Monday morning, Valery Guerassimov spoke with his British counterpart, Admiral Tony Radakin, again in a rare conversation between the two.
► The Ukrainian army continues to advance
Ukraine’s military announced on Monday that it had pushed Russian forces out of four villages in the country’s northeast, a counter-offensive that had already retaken thousands of square kilometers of territory in September.
“Thanks to successful operations, our troops pushed the enemy out of Karmazynivka, Myasojarivka and Nevske in Lugansk region and Novosadove in Donetsk region.”settlements are close to each other, the Ukrainian headquarters said on Facebook.
► There is still no indication in Washington that Russia has decided to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine
Not in the US “No sign yet” A senior US military official has said whether Russia has decided to use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, as Ukraine and its allies fear an escalation in Moscow.
“We still have no indication that the Russians have decided to use nuclear weapons.”– said a high-ranking official who did not want to be named. “There is no evidence that they have decided to use nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons on the battlefield.”he added.
► Vladimir Zelensky blames Israel’s neutrality
Vladimir Zelensky blamed Israel for this neutrality In the war in Ukraine. Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Israel would not supply weapons to Kiev, two days after Moscow’s warning.
“Our policy regarding Ukraine will not change. We will continue to support and stand by the West, we will not provide Ukraine with weapon systems.”Benny Gantz said during a briefing for the ambassadors of the European Union, according to the press release of his services.
► According to Kiev, Russia would order 2,000 Iranian drones
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed on Monday that Russia had ordered it “About 2,000 drones” The Iranians will support his bombing campaign in Ukraine, specifically targeting electrical infrastructure.
“According to our intelligence, Russia ordered about 2,000 Iranian certificates”suicide drones, he said at a conference organized by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
► According to Moscow, Macron and Scholz do not want to play the role of mediators
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz do not demonstrate “no desire” On Monday, the Kremlin condemned for mediating peace talks on the conflict in Ukraine.
Russian government spokesman Dmitry Peskov also praised “The position of Ankara is very different from the position of Paris and Berlin”. “Ankara shows readiness to continue mediation efforts” who was “highly rated” by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
NATO member Turkey, which is highly dependent on Russian gas and oil, tried to protect its relations with Ukraine and Russia after Russia’s February 24 attack and did not join international sanctions against Moscow.
► “Peace is possible when Ukrainians decide,” says Emmanuel Macron
“Peace is possible” When Ukrainians in Ukraine “will decide”Emmanuel Macron said at the opening of the peace summit in Rome on Sunday.
“Depending on how some events develop, when the people of Ukraine and their leaders decide, peace will be made with the enemy of today, around one table.”He guessed the French president during his speech at the opening of this summit organized by the Italian Catholic community of Sant’Egidio. “Peace is possible, only they (Ukrainians) will decide when they decide”he insisted.
► There is a power cut in Kyiv
As a result of Russia’s repeated attacks on the country’s infrastructure, Ukrainians lost electricity again on Sunday. The national operator “Ukrenergo” cut off electricity in Kyiv “stabilize” electricity supply, according to the private Ukrainian electricity supplier DTEK.
Over the past ten days, Russia has stepped up its strikes on Ukraine’s network, destroying at least a third of its capabilities just before winter. On Sunday, the Russian military targeted and destroyed a 100,000-ton fuel depot for Ukrainian aviation in central Ukraine, as well as several ammunition depots for Ukrainian military vehicles and an oil tank containing diesel fuel, the Russian Defense Ministry said. .